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Dematic to lead educational seminars at ProMat and Automate

Dematic will conduct educational seminars at ProMat and Automate April 8–11, 2019. Both events are co-located at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois. The educational seminars presented by Dematic include topics focused on process improvements for intralogistics, order fulfillment systems, robotic piece picking, material handling automation and warehouse execution software (WES).

The educational sessions presented by Dematic include:

Update on Piece Picking & Returns Processing: Learn how on-demand piece pick solutions are increasing capacity, throughput and productivity in the modern distribution center of 2019. This session will provide an overview of the processes and methods that can accommodate the requirements of e-fulfillment in the “age of acceleration.”

  • Presenter: Ken Ruehrdanz, Distribution Systems Market Manager, Dematic
  • Location: ProMat show floor on Tuesday April 9, 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm, Theater E

Connecting Warehouse Data for Overall Logistics Effectiveness: As the technology for managing, processing and analyzing data matures, we have the ability to combine many types of data to build a holistic view of our operations and facilities. Break down the silos between your existing data — stored in ERP and WMS systems, SCADA systems, CMMS systems — and combine IoT sensor technology to get access to even more data. Having universal access and constructing the links across previously disconnected information is the foundation for measuring and improving your overall logistics effectiveness. Increase labor productivity, increase automation throughput, reduce equipment downtime & maintenance wrench time and extend the life of your facilities as your business scales. Use real-time alerts to take immediate action on operational or equipment issues, look at daily and historical trends to adjust your optimize your operations and use predictive algorithms to maintain equipment before it breaks.

  • Presenters: Scott Wahl, VP Global Software COE, Dematic & Paul Berna, Customer Service Manager, Dematic
  • Location: ProMat show floor on Monday April 8, 12:45 pm – 1:30 pm, Theater B

How Hybrid AGVs Bring Together the Best Manual Lift Trucks & Automation: When it comes to automation, it’s often a paradigm shift for those used to manual material handling solutions to make the switch to automated solutions. Hybrid mobile automation solutions take traditional manual solutions and combine them with an automation pack to create a machine that can operate as an Automatic Guided Vehicle (AGV) and manually if needed. In this presentation, you will learn about how hybrid mobile automation solutions work and how you can apply them to your operation for quick results.

  • Presenters: Vincent Halma, CEO, President KION North America & Nathan Wolf, Director, Mobile Automation, Dematic
  • Location: ProMat show floor on Monday April 8, 3:45 pm – 4:30 pm, Theater B

How Robotic Automation Technologies Are Enabling the Migration to Lights-Out Distribution: The rapid expansion of eCommerce and its shift to single item picking is placing huge pressure on traditional labor-intensive picking operations. The growing struggle to find, train and retain quality labor is affecting fulfillment efficiency and accuracy at distribution centers around the country. This presentation will cover the various ways Robots and AGV technologies can solve critical picking and sorting challenges in the warehouse today. From machines that use sensors to see and selectively choose items, to ones that work side-by-side with humans (such as AGVs that automatically load and unload trailers), robots and automation are helping companies gain efficiencies and tackle labor shortages, potentially creating a lights-out distribution environment.

  • Presenters: Crystal Parrott, VP of Robotics, Dematic & Nathan Wolf, Director of Mobile Automation, Dematic
  • Location: Automate Conference on Tuesday April 9, 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Benefits of AS/RSs for Warehouse Automation: Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems (AS/RSs) enable warehouse operations to be efficient and productive while reducing operating costs. See how an AS/RS solution can be the most effective method of buffering, sequencing and storing inventory in your operation. With the rapid expansion of distribution centers and low unemployment, the challenges to support optimal levels of inventory and to fulfill the high variation of customer order and delivery demands has become paramount. In this seminar, attendees will learn the Benefits of deploying various types of AS/RS solutions for handling pallets, totes, cartons, containers, etc. More importantly, attendees will learn how this mitigates the business opportunities present in today’s rapidly changing production and distribution environments.

  • Presenter: Ken Ruehrdanz, Distribution Systems Market Manager, Dematic
  • Location: ProMat show floor on Monday April 8, 11:15 am – 12:00 pm, Theater F


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